Core PE

“Physical education makes every child stronger and every life longer!”

Physical education is a vital part of school life that shapes a child’s future well-being. At Boldon, our aim is to provide an inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum across all year groups that ensures all children will benefit from their physical education lesson. This may be through learning new skills, being introduced to new sports, clubs, teams and organisations or by enhancing existing skills.

We strive to ensure that children understand the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle and to equip them with the tools to do so after they leave school. Students must understand how to take care of themselves both physically and mentally in order to be successful as adults. To learn how to solve problems, build resilience, respect and the ability to analyse themselves and others.

We have a highly committed and dedicated staff team who specialise in their own areas, who ensure that the students receive high quality PE lessons which are mapped out in broad and balanced curriculum supported by in-depth schemes of work.  Each year group will receive a minimum of 2 lessons of PE each week with additional sporting clubs run after school on most nights offering a mixture of competitive clubs and teams alongside those who just enjoy an active lifestyle. The curriculum will aim to develop positive self-awareness in children as they become physically competent. They will also demonstrate a healthy attitude to competition, showing respect for individuals, teams, officials and coaches. We listen to students and regularly change the curriculum to strengthen all areas- love traditional- football, netball, gymnastics, rugby, dance or like something away from the norm with a bit of MMA, Clubbercise or recently added roller blading (who doesn’t love a roller disco???)

We have designed each year group activities so that knowledge, skills and understanding are embedded and developed, built on and broadened across Key Stage 3. It is then designed to give students their own personalised choice of where to specialise in, strive to achieve their personal best and then finally design their own curriculum at the end of Key Stage 4. 

Year 7  Creating a love for physical education

Year 8  Developing skills and embedding knowledge

Year 9 Broadening sporting experiences

Year 10 Striving and thriving to achieve your personal best- pick your own pathway

Year 11 Designing a curriculum for healthy and active futures- design your own curriculum from start to finish

We will assess all students through the Head, Heart and Hands assessment structure, where staff can assess the progress of pupils holistically. When assessing, the Head criteria focuses on the knowledge acquisition and understanding, the Heart focuses on skills such as attitude to learning, communication skills and respect and the Hands criteria focuses on physical ability, fitness levels and tactics. You don’t have to be a sports star to be good and progress in PE.

Students can get involved in a number of different experiences, as leaders with our primary schools, as officials within competitions, through our girls active programme, competitions and so much more. We support National initiatives with Sky Athlete programmes, mental health educators and workshops in Show Racism the Red Card.

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Half Term 1

Transition Unit KS2 to KS3

Baseline Assessment and Fitness Testing

Sport Education through Football and Netball

Urban Rebounding, Rugby and Volleyball

Students pick a pathway and follow throughout the year:

Invasion – Football

Mash up – Badminton

Individual – Table Tennis

Aesthetics – Clubbercise

Students design their own curriculum from activities covered previously or a choice of new including: 

Hockey

Dodgeball

Futsal

Half Term 2

Rugby and Netball

Badminton Officiating and Personal Survival

Table Tennis/ Netball Officiating,

Clubbercise and Badminton

Invasion – Handball

Mash up – Trampolining

Individual – HRE

Aesthetics – Pilates

MMA

First Aid

Roller Blading

Half Term 3

Football Leadership and Health Related Exercise

Dance and Trampolining

American Football, Basketball and Pool Option

Invasion – Basketball

Mash up – Volleyball

Individual – Pool option

Aesthetics – Dance

Step Aerobics

Boccia

5-a-side

Half Term 4

Gymnastics and Swimming

Parkour and Gymnastics

Choice of Leadership & Handball 

Invasion – Aussie Rules

Mash up – Netball

Individual – Golf

Aesthetics – Boxercise

Rock-it Ball

Cheerleading

Water Volleyball

Half Term 5

Athletics

Athletics and Rounders

Athletics, Tchoukball and Diamond Cricket

Invasion – Softball

Mash up – Diamond Cricket

Individual – Football Tennis

Aesthetics – Yoga

Bootcamp

Aqua Aerobics

Quick Cricket

Half Term 6

Rounders and Cricket

Tennis and Softball

Cardio Tennis, Cricket and Tennis

Invasion – Cricket

Mash up – Tchoukball

Individual – Circuits

Aesthetics – Cardio Tennis

Course complete


Year 7

Half Term 1

Transition Unit KS2 to KS3

Baseline Assessment and Fitness Testing

Half Term 2

Rugby and Netball

Half Term 3

Football Leadership and Health Related Exercise

Half Term 4

Gymnastics and Swimming

Half Term 5

Athletics

Half Term 6

Rounders and Cricket


Year 8

Half Term 1

Sport Education through Football and Netball

Half Term 2

Badminton Officiating and Personal Survival

Half Term 3

Dance and Trampolining

Half Term 4

Parkour and Gymnastics

Half Term 5

Athletics and Rounders

Half Term 6

Tennis and Softball


Year 9

Half Term 1

Urban Rebounding, Rugby and Volleyball

Half Term 2

Table Tennis/ Netball Officiating,

Clubbercise and Badminton

Half Term 3

American Football, Basketball and Pool Option

Half Term 4

Choice of Leadership & Handball 

Half Term 5

Athletics, Tchoukball and Diamond Cricket

Half Term 6

Cardio Tennis, Cricket and Tennis


Year 10

Half Term 1

Students pick a pathway and follow throughout the year:

Invasion – Football

Mash up – Badminton

Individual – Table Tennis

Aesthetics – Clubbercise

Half Term 2

Invasion – Handball

Mash up – Trampolining

Individual – HRE

Aesthetics – Pilates

Half Term 3

Invasion – Basketball

Mash up – Volleyball

Individual – Pool option

Aesthetics – Dance

Half Term 4

Invasion – Aussie Rules

Mash up – Netball

Individual – Golf

Aesthetics – Boxercise

Half Term 5

Invasion – Softball

Mash up – Diamond Cricket

Individual – Football Tennis

Aesthetics – Yoga

Half Term 6

Invasion – Cricket

Mash up – Tchoukball

Individual – Circuits

Aesthetics – Cardio Tennis


Year 11

Half Term 1

Students design their own curriculum from activities covered previously or a choice of new including: 

Hockey

Dodgeball

Futsal

Half Term 2

MMA

First Aid

Roller Blading

Half Term 3

Step Aerobics

Boccia

5-a-side

Half Term 4

Rock-it Ball

Cheerleading

Water Volleyball

Half Term 5

Bootcamp

Aqua Aerobics

Quick Cricket

Half Term 6

Course complete